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Alabama Pesticide Safety Education Program

Important: Our offices have moved.

Alabama Pesticide Safety Education Program

245 Duncan Hall

Auburn University, AL 36849


Questions about Rules and Regulations, Training, Getting your license, call 334-844-8851 or the Alabama Department of Agriculture at 334-204-7240.

Questions about Pesticide Manuals : 334-844-6322

Questions about Website, PAU: 334-844-8838

Questions about Private Applicator: 334-844-8832

Questions about CEUs: 334-844-6322


New Auxin Herbicide Best Management Practices Training Courses

Who needs a Commercial Applicators Permit?

Commercial Applicator means a permitted applicator who uses or supervises the use of restricted use pesticides and other pesticides for any purpose or on any property and if applied with compensation other than trading of personal services between producers of agricultural commodities. Commercial applicators shall be further identified according to the type of pesticide application they are engaged in.

Please be sure you view the Alabama Department of Ag & Industries website for more information related to training, test dates, and any additional requirements needed to become certified.

Who needs a Private Applicator Permit?

Private Applicator means a permitted applicator who uses or supervises the use of any pesticide which is classified for restricted use for purpose of producing any agricultural commodity on property owned or rented by him or his employer or (if applied without compensation other than trading of personal services between producers of agricultural commodities) on the property of another person.


Links for Paid, Registered & Current Students of the Private Applicator Program:

If you have paid, are already registered and set-up, or are in the process of completing the training course, please click on the corresponding link below to access your course.

  • If you started the program before March 26th you should visit this link: and you have until August 1, 2016 to complete it . Please note: After August 1, 2016 you will have to register again through the new system and pay for a new training course in order to get your permit.


Additional Resources, Meeting and Events

pwipm Link to Alabama Chapter of Proffesional Women in Pest Management


Bee Icon Pollinators And Pesticide Stewardship "Protecting Pollinators on Farms and Urban Landscape." Coalition for Urban/Rural Environmental Stewardship


For more information about this website, please contact:

Alabama Pesticide Safety Education Program
204 Extension Hall
Auburn University
(334) 844-8832